June 5, 1962 – Nov. 9, 2017
On Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, our "Little Chicken" left us to join her brother, Ronnie, and other deceased family members.
Barbara was born on June 5, 1962, at Fort Rucker, Alabama. She joined a family of two boys, Michael and Ronald, mother Loretta and father Gordon Tracy. She attended schools in California and Montana, and graduated from Butte High School in 1980.
Barbara married Garret Miller and gave birth to a daughter, Jessica in 1982.
She and Garrett divorced and in 1986, Barbara married Charles “Nick” Vincent.
Shortly after their marriage Nick, Barb and Jessica moved to Anchorage, Alaska. They remained in Alaska for numerous years, then moved to Anaconda, Montana, where they remained until Barb's passing.
Barb was always a mother and homemaker first, however, she enlisted and remained a member of the United States Army from 1979 through 1986. Barb worked as a store manager, waitress and was employed as a bartender along with her mother, Loretta, at the JFK Bar in Anaconda. Cancer and heart problems forced her into an early retirement in 2006. Barbara fought the good fight and continued fighting right to the end in St. Patrick's Hospital, Missoula.
Barbara was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Tracy; grandparents, Roy and Violet Frazer, Henry “Hoot” and Agnes Tracy, and Jim and Margie Vincent; and stepmother, Lee Vincent.
She is survived by her husband, Nick Vincent (Anaconda); daughter, Jessica and Jake Hanson (Wyoming); grandsons, Carter and Bridger Hanson; parents, Gordon and Loretta Tracy (Anaconda); brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Joan Tracy (California); in-laws, Pudge and Sandra Johnson (Arizona), William “Bill” and Joann Vincent (Anaconda), James “Jim” Vincent (Oregon); and godmother, Sandy and Tony Puccinelli (Anaconda).
The celebration of Barb's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at the Gateway Christian Fellowship in Anaconda.
The family requests any memorials be made to the Heart Institute, St. Patrick’s Hospital, Missoula.
Axelson Alternative Cremation is privileged to serve Barb’s family.